The research will prove that more and more people are turning to organic food rather than continuing to eat foods that are highly processed and contain preservatives that are being found to cause cancer. Although this might be placing a strain in some areas it is very positive to the overall health of all human beings and can be considered to be the new wave of the future for the food industry.
It is a known fact that consumer habits come into being due to cultural and societal reasoning and it has been becoming more pronounced recently that people want more natural products for a food supply rather than what the traditional methods have been providing. This in turn is transforming the political arena of importing and exporting certain foods, the farming styles of the agriculturists, and the way in which manufacturing companies must compete to meet the needs of the consumers. The conclusion of this research shows that what is now occurring is just the beginning for the organic food industry. In the next few years the popularity will become something that is more main frame in society rather than right now being a new fad among the people.
Along with culture and socialization, media is another of the factors influencing food habits. The role of media influencing food choices could be a controversial one, as some say that food choices are communicated physically and the mass media is limited to only making people aware of what is available. The media is responsible for the formation concerning the ideas of organic food and thus getting the wheels of manufacturing turning for this new marketing endeavor (Bowman 1993, pg. 13). Most of the food production, processing, and distribution in any country is all controlled by the Central Government. They are ultimately responsible for authorizing and assuring that quality products are delivered to the customers. Therefore the organic food industry has had its impact on the main body of government in many countries as well. In other words, if the government believes that organic food is more ideal and more feasible to provide to consumers due to its growing popularity then they will allow for implementations that provide for more importing and exporting of such goods, ultimately limiting the production capabilities of manufactures of processed foods (Woese 1997, pg. 281).
For instance, in Belgium there have already been quite noticeably changes since 1993 when the government there improvised the farming industry by developing a strategic way of opening up more traditional marketing channels for organic food products such as natural seeds, nuts, organic chips, and nutrition bars (Jackson 1980, pg.125). However, this is one country where the farming is slow to progress towards the idea of an organic identity. For example, the percentage of organic farmers in Belgium is relatively low despite the changes that the government has made in importing and exporting there. A clear idea shows that out of 20,265 acres of land only 628 farmers have gone organic placing this in a percentile of 1.08% of farmers. Although it is slow it is a gradual process proving that organic products are paving a new way in the area of commodities for people worldwide (Scofield 1986, pg. 3).
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